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Aug 26, 2013 5:00pm PDT
government will pay. >> president obama believe there is must be accountability for those who would eyes the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. >> reporter: president obama kept to his schedule awarding a medal of honor and every indication says he'll order u.s. military action against sear you. options are sending in u.s. fighters or yierzing cruise missiles or both. u.n. inspectors in syria were shot at but finally allowed to the scenes of the two suspected chemical weapons attacks. experts worry so much time has passed any tests might be inconclusive. but some kind of military action seems sure to be ordered by the commander-in-chief. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >> nbc news will have team coverage of the situation in syria including reports from the region and political pressure facing president obama here at 5:30. >> i'm maryann favreau where investigators warn you not to fall for scam artists warning to look for poisonous snakes. >> ladies and gentlemen, take the time to learn about the invisible wounds of war. >> a soldier with
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Aug 28, 2013 5:00pm PDT
a dream" speech. president obama spoke on that same spot. live at the lincoln memorial. good evening, steve. >> reporter: good evening. organizers say 100,000 people came here to washington today, most including president obama believe we have come a long way in our nation. it is still divided by race but nowhere near as badly as we were when dr. martin luther king jr. delivered his speech here in washington in 1963. 50 years later marching in washington again was ducky burris. less emotional this time. >> now i'm 77. >> reporter: is it because things are better now? >> things are better in some areas. >> reporter: half a century later on this day as the crowd gathered in the rain at the lincoln memorial only 54% of americans believe the dream has been achieved. only 21% of african-americans do. congressman john lewis is the sole surviving speaker from '63. >> 50 years later we can ride anywhere we want to ride, we can say what we want to say. those lines that say whites and colored are gone. >> reporter: all eyes were on america's first black president. barack obama did not descend
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Aug 10, 2013 5:00pm PDT
foreign troops leave afghanistan at the end of next year. president obama went to orlando today to address the national convention of disable d veteran and to begin his vacation with his family. brian mooar has more. >> reporter: before leaving on vacation president obama promised to do more work for america's disabled veterans. and he pledged those who sacrificed for this country won't lose their benefits despite washington's budget cuts. >> i believe this work is more important than ever. because this time of war that we've been in is coming to an end. >> the president hopes to have america back on a peace time footing in a year and a half. but his friday news conference showed he's fighting on a lot of political fronts. >> good afternoon, everybody, please have a seat. >> he's trying to calm the controversy over nsa surveillance. he's still battling members of congress over obama care. >> the one unifying principle in the republican party at the moment is making sure that 30 million people don't have health care. >> reporter: in martha's vineyard, president obama looking for a break fro
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Aug 26, 2013 11:00pm PDT
progress. the fire's up 20% contained. president obama and governor brown are involved. the governor toured the area today. president obama called governor brown yesterday, offering federal support if needed. richard sharp is near the fire line. we hear about the damage and the fire. tonight, we hear about the people. >> reporter: the last drop of the day for this tanker, before darkness forces the tanker away from the fire line. during the night, crews on the ground try to contain the flames. people watch the helicopters fortify the fire breaks this afternoon. saying the smoke from the fire is affecting them. >> in the morning, heavy, thick smoke. hard to breathe. >> reporter: along highway 108, people watch the fire creep closer. diana lives nearby. her son and expectant wife live closer to the fire line. does it make you nervous? >> very nervous. for them. >> reporter: helicopters fill the sky. for helicopters can make quicker trips. that helicopter right there is called a sky crane. they're coming in cycles because the fire is just over the hill. we look, there's another one, right ther
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Aug 18, 2013 7:00am PDT
and what the obama administration can do to try to combat some of the ongoing violence in that country. people go to a mattress store and essentially they just get sold something. we provide the exact individualization that your body needs. this labor day, don't invest in a mattress until you visit a sleep number store. once you experience it, there's no going back. oh, yeah! at our biggest sale of the year, every bed is on sale. queen mattresses now start at just $599. and save an incredible 40% on our limited edition memory foam mattress sets. only at a sleep number store. sleep number. comfort individualized. >>> as we reported earlier, more than 800 people have been killed all across egypt just since wednesday. thousands more injured. and now a lot of pressure on the u.s. and the obama administration to do something. anything, to top that violence. nbc bay area political analyst larry gerston joins us with what some of the options are. a lot of people are going to gather in union plaza today. what is it they're going to call for from the government? >> immediately, a seize-fire, so
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Aug 24, 2013 5:30am PDT
. president obama set to meet with his top team today to figure out what the u.s. should do when it comes to the crisis in syria. as two navy destroyers remain in the region in case they're needed. is the u.s. preparing a strike? >>> and no baby, a giant panda is a proud new mom today giving birth to her third cub. the eyes of the world watching their every move. we'll go live to the zoo to see how everyone's doing. today's saturday, august 24th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and erica hill. live from rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone, welcome to "today" on a saturday morning, i'm lester holt. >> and i'm erica hill. tom, of course, with us because jenna is on maternity leave and is now officially a mom. >> she tweeted out about half an hour ago. said, survived first night home with harper, but just barely. she's got pipes. >> as a parent, jenna, i can tell you the crying will stop after about a week. trust me on that. everything will be fine. >> right? and it's not fair how the babies sleep for the first few days and you think piece of cake
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Jul 31, 2013 6:00pm PDT
the faa of dragging its feet on the issue. >>> a big win for a local company. obama care is coming and the silicon valley company is a key player. scott budman here with an exclusive look inside the company bringing the technology to health care. >> they are, raj. e-health got permission from the government to use the internet based platform to get people insurance under obama care bringing attention to a company from both washington and wall street. >> reporter: health insurance has been a struggle for millions of people, especially those who don't get it through their employer. >> on your health care -- >> reporter: the obama administration wants to change that with its new federal health care law commonly called obama care. >> replaces -- >> reporter: a big beneficiary of obama care is here in silicon valley. >> travelocity is health insurance. >> reporter: one way to describe e health, a company that will walk you through the web of health care on the web. >> we what we've done is really simplify the process, put all of the information very clear language, allow you to compare
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Aug 7, 2013 5:00pm PDT
to create bipartisan support for president obama. lawmakers support the president's decision to cancel an upcoming meeting after russia granted asylum to edward snowden. the president's move sends a stern message of disapproval. president obama will still attend the g-20 summit. >>> in health matters news you can use. a small study of older adults without dementia suggest chocolate could help keep brains sharp as they age. blood flow to the brain is key to memory. researchers at harvard medical school had 60 adults drink two cups of hot chocolate every day for a month. participants experienced increased blood flow. >>> only four percent of women deliver on their due date. even when researchers know the exact day an embryo implants in the wound. they found hormones could indicate an early delivery while older women tended to deliver later than average. the study published today in the journal found the average time from ovulation to birth is 238 days. >>> another study shows women who live in urban areas face an increased risk for post partum depression. researchers in canada found thos
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Aug 21, 2013 4:30am PDT
, the party of former president morsi. republican senator mccain called on president obama to take a stronger stance against egypt, which still receives federal aid from the u.s. >> the united states has influence, but if the united states doesn't use that influence, then it has no influence. so far the united states has sent a very, very mixed message to the people who have caused mayhem in the streets of cairo and egypt. >> mccain has called on the u.s. to cut off the more than $1 billion in annual military aid it sends to egypt. >>> we are learning the obama administration is close to making a decision on this federal aid. yesterday, the president met with his national security council, secretary of state john kerry and and other members of the cabinet to talk about the issue. as of now, funding to egypt is still intact, and no cuts have been made. >>> the man at center of the largest leak of classified documents in history will learn his fate. a military judge is expected to sentence private bradley manning at 7:00 this morning. manning faces up to 90 years in prison for leaking more than
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Aug 7, 2013 6:00am PDT
to tell you about on the late night television circuit. what president obama tells jay leno about terror threats and nsa leaker edward snowden. good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. do you see the 10% back in points, aw baby, i'm seeing triple again. plus another 10%, plus free shipping? yeah. you're good. this is the member triple play deal. this is sears. >>> live from cleveland. while the memories may never go away fully, the structure has been torn down in cleveland, ohio. the former home of ariel castro who was sentenced to life in prison and a thousand years for where he held three women captive. what i lived one of the family members said the three women, they are not going to be called victims. they are survivors. don't think ofkt'ñ them as vict. th
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Aug 15, 2013 11:00am PDT
on the ongoing bloody crackdown in cairo, president obama today called on both sides to cease-fire. however, he did not take the strongest action possible, which would be pulling u.s. aid. nbc bay area's steve handlesman has the latest from washington. >> reporter: president obama walked a thin line as he came to the music on martha's vineyard. he condemned the crackdown by egypt's military. >> we deplore violence against civilians. we support universal rights essential to human dignity, including the right to peaceful protest. >> reporter: but mr. obama suggested many egyptians, maybe a majority, i wanted the army to oust elected president mow ham mid-morsi and wanted the protests by pro-morsi backers ended but he said egyptians and he are horrified by 500-plus dead and by protesters killing cops and attacking christians. >> we call on the egyptian authorities to respect the universal rights of the people. we call on those who are protesting to do so peacefully and con dent attacks that we've seen by protesters, including on churches. >> reporter: the president could have gone further. he coul
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Aug 29, 2013 5:00pm PDT
school football this weekend because of the poor air quality. >>> still no decision from president obama on what action he wants to take against syria for the alleged use of chemical weapons. if he does take any action, he may have to do it alone. just a couple of hours ago the british parliament went against prime minister david cam money and rejected any military intervention in syria. in the u.s., democrats and republicans also hesitant about an attack on the syrian ren jet stream. they are demanding a vote first. nbc bay area's steve handelsman is in washington with the latest developments. >> reporter: america is divided. in raleigh, north carolina, calls for a military strike on syria. but the opposite view in charlotte. >> we should keep our nose out of other people's business and let them deal with it on their own. >> reporter: president obama warned last night on pbs that americans are in danger from what he charges the syrian government used. >> chemical weapons. they can have devastating effects. could be directed at us. >> reporter: today his top aides are presenting proof to
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Aug 30, 2013 5:00pm PDT
obama is asking americans for support as he moves closer to taking action against syria. today his administration bluntly accused bashar al assad's regime of releasing chemical weapons on his own people. we have the details. also, reaction from the syrian community here in the bay area, marianne. >> jessica, president obama says he won't send troops into syria. today i talked with the president of the syrian american council here in the bay area. he says his group, which has 400 members, is not asking for american soldiers to respond to syria but he is hoping the u.s. will take swift action to stop what he called the syrian president's rein of terror. >> reporter: what led up to the tragic deaths of more than 1400 people in syria. today secretary of state john kerry revealed unclassified intelligence indicating the syrian regime prepared for last week's chemical attacks for days. >> this is the indiscriminate, inconceivable horror of chemical weapons. this is what assad did to his own people. >> reporter: president obama said today he is considering a limited strike. >> in no event
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Aug 29, 2013 6:00pm PDT
coming up in a few minutes. >>> today the obama administration announced legal same sex marriages will be recognized for federal tax purposes. this means that gay couples can claim the same tax benefits as heterosexual couples. the ruling applies no matter where same sex couples live in a state that recognizes same sex marriage. the treasury secretary assured a today the rule assures that same sex couples can move around the country knowing their federal filing will not change. >>> the court is upholding the gay therapy ban. they say it doesn't violate the free speech right. it prohibits practitioners from offering psychotherapy aimed at making gay youth straight. the law has been on hold pending the ninth circuit's ruling >>> for the first time in a decade, scores fell this time on # today's release of the api shows a two point drop in test scores statewide. but a majority of schools continued to meet the statewide target of 8 h00 on the api. open unified, 721, san jose, 798, and san francisco unified, 805. the state also released the most recent numbers for the high school exit
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Aug 10, 2013 5:00am PDT
the full forecast for you in a moment. >>> we are talking about president obama who is heading off for vacation. on friday, he announced the government will be taking a closer look at a surveilness program and whether american rights are being protected. some talked about whether it may be a victory for edward snowden. >>> a new book about the relationship between jfk and jackie kennedy. the story how jfk may have had a premonition about his own death before it happened. >>> could your posts on facebook be driving a wedge between you and your friends? there's a thing called oversharing. we will look at the site. >>> let's begin with the deadly flooding. dylan is here with more on that. >> good morning, willie. good morning, everyone. let's look at the video outside of colorado springs in southern colorado. look at the car swept away on a highway. it takes two feet of water to sweep away a car. there's more than that on that highway. at least one person is dead. officials are unsure if the victim was swept out of the car. the rain is coming down in buckets. it's actually monsoonal m
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Aug 12, 2013 6:00am PDT
obama taking a little vacation. but it doesn't mean his critics are. what washington inviteders are saying about his handling of the country's relationship with russia in the wake of edward snowden's security leaks. >>> allegations of racism at at&t park. we'll let you know what happened during yesterday's giants game that has an opposing team member crying foul and what the giants are now doing about it. >>> taking a live look outside. speaking of san francisco, can you make it out with the fog hovering over it? a little clearer we think in the south bay. a little hazy out there for our monday morning. we'll get a turn-around when it comes to next weekend. it's monday, already talking about next weekend. we'll have a look at christina's forecast coming up as well. 6:27 right now. do you see the 10% back in points, plus another 10%, plus free shipping? yeah. you're good. this is the member triple play deal. this is sears. [ female announcer ] it balances you... [ water crashing ] ...it fills you with energy... and it gives you what you are looking for to live a more natural life
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Aug 29, 2013 5:00am PDT
maps and transit alternatives. >>> it is 5:03. now to the latest in syria. president obama is vowing that american retaliation for the syrian government's alleged use of chemical weapons would send a strong signal. the president says he's sure the syrian government is behind the attack that killed hundreds of people last week and this morning we could find out why. u.s. intelligence officials will brief congressional leaders on exactly what evidence convinced president obama that syria's government was responsible. 116 lawmakers signed a letterpress suring the president to get congressional approval before taking any military action. but mr. obama has signaled he could act even without backing from america's allies or the u.n. >>> in less than two weeks is when firefighters say they hope to have the massive rim fire burning near yosemite fully contained. there's good news to report this morning as crews are managing to gain a little bit of ground against the flames. the fire is now 30% contained. yesterday at this time it was 23%. it has charred more than 300 square miles. that's an
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Aug 4, 2013 7:00am PDT
news from the obama administration. the president's trade representative has overruled a trade commission decision banning imports of some apple products. the commission had banned imports of the iphone 4 and some versions of the ipad 2 saying they violated a patent. apple and samsung are locked in a battle over intellectual property. >>> we have new rules for football fans. the nfl is enfoerrcing the new clear bag policy for the first time today in canton, ohio. face paint still okay though. but the rest of the props have to stay at home. now fans can no longer bring in backpacks or large bags into stadiums. only clear plastic bags are allowed no larger that an one-gallon ziploc bags. no diaper bag, no camera or computer bags. you can't bring your suit cushions. you can watch tonight's hall of fame game between the cowboys and the dolphins right here at 5:00 following our special 4:00 p.m. newscast. going to feel like going to the airport next time we go to the stadiums. >>> still ahead, the giants look to expand their winning streak against the rays and alex rodriguez may hav
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Aug 7, 2013 6:00pm PDT
tonight. san francisco, oakland and six school districts have been granted historic waivers by the obama administration. it's the first time that individual school districts have been exempted from the requirement. the federal education secretary says working with individual districts is the right thing to do. critics call it a dangerous precedent. the law enacted in 2002 sets requirements for every public school that receives funding. the exemption gives more flexibility to help disadvantaged students. >>> go to school and you can be whatever you want. that is a message aimed at oakland school students with a little help from a star. ♪ >> marshawn lynch is part of the video that urges kids to attend class. he went to oakland tech and cal before making it big. it's called i'm an oakland school kid and features kids from the oakland unified school district. >> very inspiring. >> good dancers too. >> and talented students. >>> let's get a check on the forecast from our talented weatherman. >> hot video cool on the numbers in the bay area today. plenty of widespread 60s in the north bay.
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Aug 20, 2013 5:00pm PDT
, president obama welcomed the 19 72 super bowl champions. led by don shula went 17-0. it wasn't common practice back then for sports teams to be honored so the dolphins today spent the day with president obama instead of president nixon. >>> back with tivo's next big thing! [ male announcer ] at sizzler... it's back for a limited time! fire grilled steak and golden all-you-can-eat shrimp for an incredible $9.99! only at sizzler! >>> let's go way back in time. when it launched in 1999 it started a revolution and didn't have much competition. >>> tee have is still a fixture but the silicon valley company is facing a lot of competition. scott spent time at tivo headquarters as the company rolled out its latest way to help you watch tv. >> the stakes are high for tivo because larger tech companies like apple and google not to mention cable companies are also trying to secure a spot in your living room. today tivo rolled out its latest box calling this "roam you." will it be a love stow for consumers or a tragedy if people decide not to buy. we demoed roam you. it does more than previous ti
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Aug 25, 2013 11:00pm PDT
were killed. >> obama we need your help! >> reporter: outside the white house, demonstrators called on president obama to halt the bloodshed in syria. u.s. officials say there's little doubt chemical weapons were used last week in an attack that killed hundreds, leaving the president to consider plans for a possible military strike. >> we are prered to exercise whatever option, if he decides to employ one of those options. >> reporter: as the white house spent the weekend lining up support from other world power, syria finally agreed to let u.n. inspectors see the attack site on monday. the area has been shelved for the last five day, likely destroying evidence. >> i think we will respond in a surge callaway. >> reporter: though some are calls for action, few want boots on the ground. >> something that gets their attention, that causes them to yuptd stand that we are not going to put up with this kind of activity. >> reporter: the navy has four destroyers in the mediterranean, missiles ready to fire at the president's order. brian moore, nbc news, washington. >>> many people in isra
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Aug 27, 2013 11:00pm PDT
was in washington meeting with president obama and attorney general eric holder. quan, part of a group of mayors discussing several topics. mayor quan says she asked president obama for more funding for oakland police and for the fbi and atf. >>> their jobs are to save lives. the paramedics in alameda county are revealing to us a broken system. >> tony kovaleski is here with results from a six-month investigation. this is one of the biggest responses in the bay area. >> they cover a critical area. an area where shootings and stabbings regularly make headlines. firefighters are usually first on scene. but the paramedic response can mean the difference between life and death. >> i'm afraid for anyone that needs help in the 911 system. >> en route. >> they don't know the people are being dispatched off of shootings for people that are intoxicated, complaining of headaches. >> reporter: he's a veteran paramedic working in alameda county. >> code three. >> i don't see how somebody's vomiting is in more dire state straits who over someone who has been shot. >> reporter: alameda changed their dispatch
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Aug 28, 2013 11:00pm PDT
obama is saying could happen next. >>> we'll have more on the closing of the bay bridge. more live reports later in the newscast. >>> a live look at the bay bridge. it is closed and the heavy equipment has come in. the crews are working on that level to bring in the asphalt, lay it down. you can see a live look right now. the crews are laying down, striping, repaving and getting ready for the big opening the day after labor day. it is closed to traffic for the next five days to so that workers can get it finished and open tuesday morning. we invite you to stay with us. we'll let you know if anything changes with the opening and how to get around town. >>> will the u.s. take action against syria in we may know more by tomorrow morning. the president says he is confident that the syrian government used chemical weapons on its people last week. >> the attack killed hundreds of people. u.n. inspectors are in syria investigating the attack. earlier today the u.n. secretary council did not reach an agreement on a british proposed plan that would authorize military force against syria. pr
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Aug 9, 2013 4:30am PDT
granting an asylum to nsa leaker edward snowden. that meeting coming two days after president obama canceled a summit with russian president vladimir putin scheduled next month. >>> major news for a lot of people closer to home. president obama expected to sign a brand new bill aimed at brynning down interest rates on federal student loans. it was painful for a lot of people. congress was able to finally hash out an agreement to bring the rates back down, at least that will be happening for now. the rates would be tied to financial markets, meaning they will most likely rise at least a little bit in the future. >>> 4:45. get ready for round two. apple and samsung return to court today as they continue their patent battle. bertha coombs is live at cnbc world headquarters with details on that and the rest of your news before the bell. good morning, bertha. >> good morning, marla. it seems like a never-ending battle. the international trade commission is expected to rule on whether samsung infringed on apple patents. that could lead to the ban of the sale of some samsung smart phones a
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Aug 27, 2013 5:00pm PDT
on syria could happen any they now. steve handelsman has the latest. >> reporter: president obama worked the phones lining up allies. britain sound on board. >> it's about chemical weapons. the use is wrong. >> reporter: the french say they're ready, investigators have not finished their work in syrian fwhieshds where hundreds of civilians died. president obama no longer questions if chemical weapons were used or by whom. >> it is not around the can of whether or not the syrian regime is responsible the question is what is the appropriate response. >> reporter: the reported planned response is three days of strikes by creuise missiles. >> we can degreat the missile capability, their iesh capability. >> reporter: four u.s. destroyers are ready in the mediterranean. they're based in norfolk whose congressman is upset. >> i believe it's unconstitutional. >> they demand president obama call a joint session of congress but fears he won't. >> this is not right. it's not a democratic issue or off republican issue. >> reporter: the white house says it's consulting congressional leaders. meanwhil
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Aug 28, 2013 11:00am PDT
, of course, the president, mr. obama is there he is going to be speaking as well as former president bill clinton and jimmy carter. you can watch all of these events unfold live on our website. just log on any time to see this happening live, nbcbayarea.com. >>> crews have gained a little more ground on the massive wildfire now burning next to the hetch hetchy reservoir. the rim fire has grown to 18 ever 87,000 acres, larger than the size of san jose, san francisco and oakland combined. more than 4,000 fire personnel are now fighting the fire and they have it 23% contained. this is up from 20% from last night. the fire has already destroy ready 111 buildings, including 11 homes. 5500 other structures are threatened this morning including hundreds of homes. campgrounds within yosemite have been evacuated as well as tuolumne city the rim fire is releasing massive amounts of smoke into the air. those plumes are traveling more than 100 miles, clouding the skies in nevada and causing health problems for people there meteorologist christina loren has new details on the air quality in and around
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Aug 7, 2013 5:00am PDT
taking issue with president obama after his appearance on jay leno in which the president said the following -- >> we don't have a domestic spying program. what we do have are some mechanisms where we can track a phone number or e-mail address that we know is connected to some sort of terrorist threat. >> critics say the president may be defining spying in a din way, indeed some in congress call it spying. what the nsa, it was revealed the dea is doing, spying when they make a document of who you called. i think you can make the argument, if i go over to your desk and look at your call log on your cell phone and write that down, i don't know what you call it, but spying is probably a pretty good word. >> snooping, at this point matter of semantics. >> hr will get involved one way or another. >> president obama, serious, a somber tone, taking serious issues with all going on in the world, made sense. >>> christina loren is back. we're at middle of the week. >> that weekend can't get here soon enough for me. weather is going to be nice all the way throughout this upcoming within.
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Aug 29, 2013 6:00am PDT
on the chemical weapons investigation going on in syria, what president obama is saying about a possible military strike and why some in washington are saying it might not be enough. >>> we're certainly keeping an eye on the bay bridge construction project this morning. this is the toll plaza usually we see backed up. just backed up up with construction crews as they try to get things under way to work on the new eastern span. mike has a live traffic update 5 >>> construction crews working throughout the night on the bay bridge as they realign the toll plaza for the new eastern span. we are watching your commute alternatives. >>> plus president obama talks syria. what he's saying about a possible military strike next. >>> here we go. a live look at the new york stock exchange. the guys from wells fargo. better-than-expected news may help counter worries about syria. today is thursday as we watch them rirng in the bell. august 29th. this is "today in the bay." >>> good thursday morning to you. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm marla tellez in for jon kelley. happening now the
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Aug 31, 2013 5:30am PDT
for is the order interest president obama. five guided missile destroyers in the eastern med loaded with as many as 50 tomb map hawk missiles each. we're told all the potential targets have been downloaded into those missile warheads. those targets would include the command and control center for syria's chemical weapons sites and the delivery systems is like artillery, rockets and other devices, airplanes, air strips, but president obama has made it clear that this is not an attack intended to overturn the regime, regime is not is the target. it's limited and tailored, according to the president himself, lester. >> limited and tailored, you might even call it a hit and run attack. how effective in the past have those kind of attacks been? >> reporter: history shows, lester, they're not very effective, particularly when you're up against a strong military power in the region like syria. the most famous of those ineffective attacks i guess you could say happened in 1998 when president bill clinton launched a series of cruise missiles at slaum in afghanistan only to find that three years later, on
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Aug 9, 2013 6:00pm PDT
obama, what he's promising in the wake of the nsa leak. >>> it's not a sky is falling report but a new epa cal study says the effects of climate changing becoming more apparent here in california. what's causing oceans to rise and fires to blaze more viciously than ever before? a reality check is next. >>> also on the run but maybe not for long. a major development in the search for a san diego teenager and a man who allegedly kidnapped her. >>> that blue nissan versa that was a part of this week's four-state amber alert was found this morning in a remote location in idaho. the car belongs to murder suspect james dimaggio. wednesday witnesses on horseback reported seeing a man and a teen girl matching the description of dimaggio and 16-year-old hannah anderson. authorities in san diego county where the girl is there are now assisting local and federal authorities with this search. >> the search will consist of aerial resources, people on horseback, experienced obviously deputy sheriffs and other law enforcement personnel from that area that know the terrain and all the resources of the
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Aug 26, 2013 6:00pm PDT
risked his life in afghan stand. at a ceremony at the white house, president obama awarded him a medal for his courageous actions. the president thanked him for his actions and service and told his children that their father's heroism is what makes our country great. >> what a true american hero looks like, then you don't have to look too far. you just have to look at your dad. because today he's the sight we come too see. >> i stand here proud that i've been chosen to represent the 50-plus soldiers and the many pilots faced with the impossible on october 3, 2009. >> the president also thanked carter and acknowledged him for seeking counseling, psychological counseling. he is the fifth living recipient to be awarded honors for actions in afghanistan. >>> the u.s. government has now concluded that the syrian government did use chemical weapons against civilians killing hundreds. the u.n. investigation isn't complete, although the pentagon is preparing what could be a military response for president obama's consideration. options include using cruise missiles. secretary of state kerry ca
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Aug 27, 2013 6:00pm PDT
the u.s. intervene in syria's civil war? that is a question president obama and his national security team are debating right now. >> the options that we are considering are not about regime change. they are about responding to a clear violation of an international standard that prohibits the use of chemical weapons. >> reporter: nbc news has learned the u.s. is ready to launch cruise missiles from the mediterranean sea. warships just offshore prepared to attack syria's artillery stockpiles without sending in any ground troops. >> president obama has asked the defense department to prepare options for all contingenciecon. >> reporter: the discussion coming to a head after the white house says it has no doubt president assad's regime used chemical weapons on a massive scale last week outside of damascus. >> chemical weapons have been used. everyone acknowledges their use. >> reporter: the two year civil war has killed 100,000 syrians. million have fled the country and are now living in refugee camps, including 1 million children. the u.s. has support from turkey and brittain. >> it's n
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Aug 28, 2013 6:00pm PDT
requires vigilance. >> reporter: but president obama, living proof that progress has been made. america's first african-american president. >> because they marched city councils changed and state legislatures changed and congress changed and yes, eventually the white house changed. >> john lewis is the sole surviving speaker from 1953. >> 50 years later we can ride where we want to ride and stay with we want to stay. >> reporter: tens of thousands gathered on the national mall for the commemoration including dr. king's family also jimmy carter and bill clinton. plus care line kennedy, forest whitaker and oprah winfrey. >> dr. king believed our destinies are all intertwined and he knew our hopes and our dreams really are all the same. >> we've got to keep on fighting and we've got to vindicate and stand up and substantiate that the dream goes on until the dream is achieved. >> on this anniversary the president spoke about joining together to build the middle class with improved health care and wages, a theme that will carry into the political budget fight ahead. janelle wang, nbc bay are
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Aug 1, 2013 6:00am PDT
as president obama prepares to sit down with a group of lawmakers to see if there's more top secret information that the nsa should actually make public. the national security agency admits its huge databases are sweeping up calls and e-mails of americans who talk to foreign targets. britain's "guardian" newspaper reporting new information from whistle-blower edward snowden about a program called x key score. it reportedly allows analysts to instantly read e-mails, track internet searches and read private facebook messages without court approval. the nsa and white house insists those searches are legal. >>> breaking news in the south bay where a woman says she was violently attacked by a man walking overnight in santa clara. this happened a couple blocks away from santa clara university on the corner of lexington and main. this is where today in the bay's bob redell joins us with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: jon, this also happened less than a week of another attack on a woman that took place friday night. police will look at whether or not that attack was related. it was around 1:30
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Aug 11, 2013 6:00am PDT
concerns once again. craig. >>> president obama's trying to get a little r & r today as he and the first family vacation on martha's vineyard. of course no president really gets to unplug really. he has a number of major issues on his plate. david gregory is moderator of "meet the press." david, good morning. >> hey, craig. good morning. gun control, immigration reform, grand bargain on the budget, all of those things of course are on hold right now. has the president's second-term agenda, has it already stalled out? >> it does seem to be a neutral in a couple ways. one, there are the distractions, those things the president didn't count on including the leaking of this nsa program, the series of programs he's got to defend and try to reform. you mentioned gun control, other issues. i also think he has some of these interact problems especially with issues like immigration. this is the legacy item, this is a big campaign item and it does not appear to be heading in the direction that the president would want, let alone the fact you refer to the budget and continuing to fund the governmen
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Aug 15, 2013 6:00am PDT
obama left the situation room to play cards, that is according to the president's bodyguard at the time. reggie love was a president aide who shadowed the president almost all times. love told an audience president obama left the situation room at times that night reportedly telling love, i can't watch this whole thing. love says he, the president and some other men played 15 games of spades that night in the white house. the director of a u.s. national counterterrorism center says the president did leave the situation room at some points during the evening, but the president was in the situation room for the actual raid. so far no comment from the white house. >>> right now let's check the business and tech world. new this morning, cisco chairman john chambers playing the grim reaper today addressing his employers. he'll tell them who is getting laid off. >> scott mcgrew, 4,000 jobs will go. while we still don't know specifically where, we have to guess san jose could be hit hard. >> pretty hard. the headquarters of cisco systems, moments ago chambers talking with our colleagues at cnb
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Aug 30, 2013 5:00am PDT
the obama administration says it intends to seek comment from congress and allies on how to respond to the attack. president obama says he's sure the syrian government is behind the attacks and considering a military strike against that country. the syrian government denies the allegations. we'll have much more on syria including how americans feel about a possible military strike. that's coming up in a live report at 5:45. >>> 5:07. we continue to keep an eye on the rim fire this morning. pretty amazing images sent to us by pilots for us airways. the fire just 32% contained has already burned more than 200,000 acres. there's about 5,000 firefighters fighting those flames and they may just let it burn. part of the fire is burning in yosemite and that falls under the jurisdiction of the national park service and operates under the belief that fires are natural and a useful tool for the environment. so they'll let the fire burn out as long as it's not threatening anything. that means while the fire could be contained next month, it could actually smolder for weeks longer and will not
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Aug 1, 2013 6:00pm PDT
not knowing that an incoming student has a troubled past. >>> and finally, tonight, president obama has laid out his vision for public preschool for all. now we're seeing what a poll says. it finds that 50% of voters say they strongly support the president's proposal. 20% say they somewhat support the idea. and 21% oppose the plan. the president's proposal is controversial because it would require raising the toe back coe tax. >>> vector control crews will be out in force in north san jose. take a look at the map here. they'll be fogging for mosquitoes. it will start at 11:00 tonight. and it will take several hours. mosquitoes are very active this year. people are warped to protect themselves and eliminate standing water on their property. >>> there's a lot of talk about commuting. a new study reveals more than half of bay area residents drive solo to and from work. a look at the interchange in san jose, we have made progress. but the study shows the solo driving trend is getting lower as time goes on. and the bay area has the most public transportation users in the state. a uc berkley profe
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Aug 13, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. >> it was the first video for the song "every body" sung by jordin sparks. michelle obama doesn't sing on the free album but got big names like sparks, ashanti and dmc to contribute their talents. it's part of her let's move campaign which she launched three years ago. >> got a good beat. >> yeah. >> sounds good. >> thank you very much. that's going to do it for us tonight. >> thanks for joining us. nightly news is coming up next. we'll see you at 6:00. >> bye bye. >>> on the b >>> on the broadcast tonight, up in the air. the feds ground a mega merger between two airline giants, warning about higher fares and fees and fewer choices. tonight, what it really means for everyone who flies. >>> what lies beneath. a nightmare for thousands of homeowners living on top of sinkholes. tonight, a rare look deep down, where all those problems begin. >>> paying the price for obama care. designed to provide health care for all, but some businesses are cutting back to avoid the costs, doing some american workers more harm than good. >>> and the baby boom. for a lot of couples who have struggled to have a child,
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Aug 22, 2013 4:30am PDT
will be in mountain view to discuss the state of the u.s. economy, expected to address how the obama administration plans to accelerate growth, create more jobs and strengthen the middle class. he will be speaking at 1:00 this afternoon onshore line drive. >>> for your news before the bell we turn things over to courtney reagan live at cnbc world headquarters. good morning, courtney. >> good morning to you. futures are higher after stocks fell wednesday after minutes from last month's fed meeting showed the central bank is ready to start pulling back on stimulus measures last year. they won't say when it will happen. we'll get data on new filings for unemployment claims. the dow dropped 105 yesterday closing below 15,000 to 14,897. that is a two-month low. the dow has had its worst six-day losing streak since may of last year. the nasdaq also slipped 13 points to 3,599. u.p.s. will start cutting health benefits for working spouses and thousands of employees next year partly due to higher costs from obama care. the change impacts 15,000 spouses who can get health coverage through their own jobs and
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Aug 24, 2013 6:00pm PDT
kind of weather. we'll be right back. >>> first lady michelle obama in new york, encouraging children to participate in sport. it can help them teach them to succeed in life. part of the kick-off of the u.s. tennis tournament. >> if you want to be good at anything you have to work at it. i know your parents tell you that all the time but i want to emphasize it, if you want to be good at anything, you have to put the work in. you have to show up every day. >> u.s. tennis association has joins in michelle obama's let's move campaign, fissioning up tennis courts, training coaches, donating equipment to schools and clubs. there she is. >>> right now, mr. brodie brazil. what do you have? >> story i know you're going to care about, the big game between cal and stanford is actually reported to be on the move, if you can believe that. we'll tell you where the legendary football contest will be held in 2014. also this everybody a's put one down to the wire in baltimore today. a game that oakland's pitcher deserved to win. and did. we'll show you next, how he did it in sports. the critics agree
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Aug 25, 2013 9:00pm PDT
and slide show from photos marking a 50th anniversary. president obama plans to mark the moment by giving a speech this wepds from the very same steps dr. king did 50 years ago. >>> still do come, they once worked in the vineyards, now they have their own. hear the bay area proud stories of success. ♪ ♪ turn around ♪ every now and then i get a little bit hungry ♪ ♪ and there's nothing really good around ♪ ♪ turn around ♪ every now and then i get a little bit tired ♪ ♪ of living off the taste of the air ♪ ♪ turn around, barry ♪ i finally found the right snack ♪ ♪ ♪ i finally found the right snack ♪ try new fiber one peanut butter protein bars. >>> when you hear the words cultural festival, you probably imagine something quite different from the japan expo which is wrapping up today in santa clara. >>> okay, consider yourselves officially welcome. we're a celebration mainly through pop culture. this is our fist meeting where we've been running our show in paris for 14 years. >> the bay area was the first choice where promoters say the response has been so g
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Aug 26, 2013 4:30am PDT
president obama at 11:00. in 2009, 300 insurgents attacked a remote army post in afghanistan. carter fought back and risked his life to save a soldier pinned down by enemy fire. the 33-year-old is just one of about a dozen people who served in iraq and afghanistan who have been awarded the military's highest honor for service. he currently lives in washington with his family. >>> a brand new week means more kids and college students heading back to school. this morning students resuming classes at west valley junior and san francisco state. cal welcoming students back to campus today as well. classes will start there on thursday. also starting school, redwood city school district, pleasanton unified, oakland unified, berryessa union in san jose and luther burbank also in san jose. >> a couple weeks everyone will be back. >> full steam ahead. >> everyone getting up and dressed and ready. what should you wear? let's check in with meteorologist christina loren. >> another beautiful day in the bay area. i do want to report that it's going to be a busy day at our local airports with flight delay
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Aug 27, 2013 4:30am PDT
team obama ha the president will likely name former treasury secretary and economic adviser larry summers to be the next fed chairman. he would replace ben bernanke is who is expected to step down before his term ends in january. meantime we're watching the futures, they're lower this morning after we saw stocks slumping into the close on monday. markets turn negative following comments by secretary of state john kerry about evidence that syria used chemical weapons in attacks near damascus last week. we saw investors fleeing stocks for assets like oil which is topping $107 a barrel today. gold which is typically a safe haven investment in times of uncertainty at a more than two-month high add above $14 an ounce. the dow falling 64 points to close at 14,946 yesterday. the nasdaq slipping a frack shen to 3,657. also a story we're following this morning, apple reportedly prepping an iphone trade-in program. that was originally supposed to launch in june. it would allow apple store customers to trade in their old iphones for a credit towards a new one. reports say the program is curr
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Aug 29, 2013 4:30am PDT
firefighters are working around the clock. >>> president obama is evaluating how the u.s. will respond to syria's alleged use of chemical weapons. united nations secretary general ban ki moon is urging the president to weighed on any possible military action until his team of inspectors issues their report. this is new video of the inspectors leaving their hotel in damascus this morning. they've spent two days this week taking samples and interviewing survivors in the damascus suburbs where syrian activists say hundreds were killed in last week's attacks. president obama says he is sure the syrian government is behind the attacks and has signaled he could act without backing from america's allies or the u.n. he says he wants to send a strong signal to syrian president bashar al assad. leaders around the world are in closed-door talks. british cabinet numbers are in session to talk about the issue. iran's president has reportedly contacted russian president vladimir putin to talk about what military action could cause in the region. about 6,000 are headed to neighbors lebanon while israelis are
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Aug 5, 2013 4:30am PDT
phones lifted by the weekend over the obama registration. bertha coombs has details on that and the rest of our news before the monday morning bell. good morning, bertha. >> good morning. the obama administration has overturned a ban on the sale of older iphones and ipads. the ban imposed by the international trade commission in june only applied to the iphone 4, 3gs, ipad 3g and 2 sold by at&t. the itc ruled that the devices infringed on patents of samsung. michael fro man says the ban would have impacted competition and consumers. apple says it welcomes the news while samsung is disappointed. futures are mixed despite the tepid jobs report. the dow now rising for six straight weeks in record territory. today we're going to get data on the services of the non-manufacturing job sector. the dow rising 30 points friday to 1,565, the nasdaq adding 14 to 3,690. if you fly jetblue, get ready for more leg room, but it's going to cost you. the "wall street journal" reports the low cost carrier is adding premium ceilings located in the front of the plane and converted to lie-flatbeds. they'll be availa
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Aug 28, 2013 7:00am PDT
. this is where dr. king said those iconic words back in 1963 where president obama will deliver a speech of his own in a few hours and take a look at that very spot 50 years ago today where martin luther king had that poignant statement that's been a call to action so many generations afterwards. >> when you read about the history of this and think of the preparation, a quarter of a million people gathered on that day 50 years ago in a violence-free protest against a lack of civil rights and jobs. >> a moment that means so much to so many. al is there. he's in washington. he'll speak with the son of martin luther king jr. in a moment. we will begin with some breaking news. the crisis in syria. >> even as the u.s. military prepares to launch missiles at syria, a group of renegade computer hackers with close ties to the syrian military rallied to the defense of syrian president bashir al assad by attacking, of all things, "the new york times" and twitter. for the second time in two weeks, "the new york times" website crashed on tuesday. a group of computer hackers called the syrian electronic arm
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Aug 21, 2013 5:00am PDT
morsi. senator john mccain calling on president obama to take a stronger stance against einter. >> -- egypt which receives federal aid from the u.s. >> the united states has influence. so far the united states has sent a very, very mixed message to the people who have caused mayhem in the streets of cairo and egypt. >> mccain has called on the u.s. to cut off the more than $1 billion in annual military aid it sends to egypt. >>> today, president obama could make a decision on that aid. "today in the bay's" live in washington with what could happen at the white house today. good morning, melissa. >> nice to see you. that's right. this has been a big topic of discussion the past couple of days. no doubt, it's going to stretch out for the rest of the week. right now, this aid the president says under review. this is not something that is yet entirely stopped or slowed that much to the point. $1.5 billion in military and economic aid is what we're talking about. the president meeting with top advisers tuesday, talking about this growing concern. the outcry by some lawmakers like mc
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Aug 21, 2013 6:00am PDT
of former president morsi. overnight republican senator mccain called on president obama to take a stronger stance against egypt which still receives federal aid from the u.s. >> the united states has influence, but if the united states doesn't use that influence, then it has no influence. so far the united states has sent a very, very mixed message to the people who have caused mayhem in the streets of cairo and egypt. >> mccain called for a complete halt in $1 billion aid the united states sends to egypt. >>> we are learning the obama administration is close to making a decision on this federal aid.á6dÑ funding to egypt is still intact and no cuts have been made. >>> 45 minutes the man at the center of the largest leak of classified histories will learn his fate. expected to sentence manning at 7:00. he faces up to 90 years in prison for leaking more than 700,000 secret documents to wikileaks while working as an intelligence analyst in iraq. the prosecution is asking for a sentence of 60 years while the defense wants manning to spend no more man 25 years behind bars. no matter how the j
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Aug 27, 2013 6:00am PDT
. president obama has not yet decided how to respond to claims of poisonous gas attacks in the suburbs of damascus. secretary of state jon kerry says there's undeniable evidence. chemical weapons were used by the assad government. syria saying he's jumping over the work of experts in syria. >> a lot of tension there. got to be very, very careful on how that pans out. 6:11 right now. new start to the school year in sandy hook. we'll tell you about hugh dents in newtown, connecticut, will be welcome back on the first day of school. >> shakespeare in santa cruz not to be. we'll tell you why the curtain is going down on the renowned theater company. >> right now a live look at the bay bridge. a quick reminder the bridge will be shutting down tomorrow night starting at 8:00 p.m. that will happen through next tuesday. of course, nbcbayarea.com always there on your side to help steer you through that traffic and the potential tie-ups out there. all you have to do is click on the upper left-hand corner of our home page and you'll find an entire section of information on that closure including
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